1. Lawyers for Mohammad Asghar file emergency application to keep him in hospital
  2. UK must secure return of mentally ill Briton shot by Pakistani prison officer
  3. UAE court upholds sentence for tortured British student
  4. UK Government changes story again on destruction of Diego Garcia renditions evidence
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

Lawyers for Mohammad Asghar file emergency application to keep him in hospital

on 30 September 2014

Lawyers for mentally-ill Briton Mohammad Asghar, who was last week shot in prison in Pakistan, have today filed an emergency application requesting that plans to move him from hospital back to Adiala jail be stayed to ensure his safety.

It was revealed yesterday that plans are underway to return 70-year-old Mr Asghar, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, to the same ...

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UK must secure return of mentally ill Briton shot by Pakistani prison officer

on 25 September 2014

A 70-year-old British man from Edinburgh is in critical condition after being shot in a Pakistani prison by a police officer or prison guard earlier today.

Mohammad Asghar, who suffers from severe mental illness, was being held in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, after receiving a death sentence under Pakistan’s blasphemy law in January this year.

Judges had refused to consider ...

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UAE court upholds sentence for tortured British student

on 25 September 2014

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A British student’s appeal against his sentence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), based on a ‘confession’ extracted through torture, has been rejected.

Ahmad Zeidan (21), from Berkshire, was arrested on 13 December 2013 in the Emirate of Sharjah, which borders Dubai. He was beaten by police officers, hooded, stripped and threatened with rape, before being forced to sign ...

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UK Government changes story again on destruction of Diego Garcia renditions evidence

on 12 September 2014

Diego Garcia

A British minister has today admitted that a number of records relating to flights passing through the island of Diego Garcia – which is known to have been used by CIA rendition jets – have been “damaged [by water] to the point of no longer being useful.”
 
The Government first informed Parliament that flight records for Diego Garcia were “incomplete due to ...

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US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

on 21 March 2013

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In 2012, Reprieve launched EC Project 2, funded by the European Commission. The Project identifies and assists European nationals facing the death penalty in the U.S. and around the world, and works with European governments and consular staff to assist their nationals.

In the U.S., we provide free and confidential support to capital defense teams. We also leverage ...

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